School me on valances

Fiberglass, body panels, valences. Also interior pieces like seats, dashes, etc
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Re: School me on valances

Postby M20_fever » Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:58 pm

Use the cut off wheel where ever you can, though you will need the sawzall in a couple places I'm sure. The cut off will give you much more precision and control. Remember, you want nice straight cuts to mate up to your car or welding it in will be a PITA.
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Re: School me on valances

Postby e30orDie » Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:10 pm

LOL. Yeah...
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Re: School me on valances

Postby 87e30 » Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:47 pm

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Re: School me on valances

Postby e30orDie » Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:37 am

M20_fever wrote:Use the cut off wheel where ever you can, though you will need the sawzall in a couple places I'm sure. The cut off will give you much more precision and control. Remember, you want nice straight cuts to mate up to your car or welding it in will be a PITA.


Yeah this is what I am thinking. However a small tank will make it a pita as well... But if I draw it out then small lengths of cuts will be cleaner.

Even with that taken into consideration, I want to be able to self tap screw the rear valance to the body... If this isn't possible (no clue) then I will still be able to weld to the body.


I always called it a sawzaw but my iPhone keeps telling me it's sawsaw- I always thought it was sawzaw though.
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